Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Sporting)
Temple Univ Press | 2009-03-16 | ISBN: 1592136621 | 256 pages | PDF | 1.2 MB
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) has always engendered an emotional reaction from the public. From his appearance as an Olympic champion to his iconic status as a national hero, his carefully constructed image and controversial persona has always been intensely scrutinized. In Muhammad Ali, Michael Ezra considers the boxer who calls himself 'The Greatest' from a new perspective. He writes about Ali's pre-championship bouts, the management of his career and his current legacy, exploring the promotional aspects of Ali and how they were wrapped up in political, economic, and cultural ownership.